Time: September 20, 2012 from 7pm to 8pm
Location: Alwan for the Arts
Street: 16 Beaver St (between Broadway and Broad), 4th floor
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.alwanforthearts.or…
Event Type: screening
Organized By: Alwan for the Arts
Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2012
Poetic and multi-layered, Bab'Aziz - The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul is the latest film from Tunisian writer and director Nacer Khemir. The story unfolds as the blind dervish Bab'Aziz (Parviz Shahinkhou) and his granddaughter Ishtar (Maryam Hamid) cross the desert in search of the great reunion of dervishes that takes place only once every thirty years. Side-by-side, the old man and the child wander for days across wide seas of sand with only their faith to guide them. To entertain his granddaughter, Bab'Aziz tells an ancient story of a prince who abdicated his kingdom in order to spend his days staring into a pool of water in spiritual contemplation. As the story of the prince unfolds, the pair encounter other travelers, each with stories, quests, and mysteries of his own. Nacer Khemir's enchanting film explores timeless themes of love, longing, and faith with powerful storytelling, breathtaking images and and haunting original music by composer Armand Amar.
Tickets: $10 General | $5 (Students, Seniors, & Alwan Members)
Available at the door. Doors open 6:30
This screening is part of the Sacred Music Festival at Alwan for the Arts. Please visit http://alwanforthearts.org/event/891 for information about all the events in this festival.